Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Feedings have become challenging lately. Since around Easter he has stopped at least once during most feedings to cry. If we're in the rocking chair, he braces his feet and shoves away from the breast. If we're on the couch, he just turns his head and arches away - crying. Generally standing him up does nothing to soothe the tears but after a few moments he will go back to nursing. This morning though, it took nearly 20 minutes to get him to nurse again. He just screamed and screamed. It got to the point that even just sitting down with him would set him off. He did finally nurse again after his dad got him settled down, but now I'm worried.
The problem does not appear to be gas. He had his check up yesterday so I assume he's clear of ear infections, etc. that would make feeding painful. I asked his doctor about it while we were there, but he said that in the absence of other problems (weight loss, absolute refusal to feed, stool changes) that he didn't have any suggestions. How about you other breastfeeding moms. Any ideas/solutions?